The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chennai in a bribery case of Rs.10 lakhs.
A case was registered against Registrar of Companies, Chennai and Chairman of Group of Companies based at Tamil Nadu U/s120-B of IPC and 7, 12 & 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of PC Act 1988 on information alleging that the Registrar of Companies, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Chennai has demanded an amount of Rs.10 lakhs as illegal gratification from a Chairman of Group of Companies based at Tamil Nadu.
It was further alleged that there was an attempt by rival group within the management to take control over the Group of Companies during the Annual General Body meeting to be held on 27.08.2014 at Chennai and the Registrar of Companies demanded the illegal gratification for not approving the decision that is going to be taken during the above meeting. CBI laid a trap and the vehicle in which the Registrar of Companies was travelling immediately after collection of the money, was intercepted. A Surprise Check was conducted in the car and the bribe amount of Rs.10 lakhs allegedly accepted by the Registrar of Companies was recovered from his possession.
Searches were conducted at the official & residential premises of Registrar of Companies at Chennai. Several incriminating documents; a Computer Hard Disc and an amount of Rs.20 lakhs was recovered from his residence.
The arrested accused and is being produced before the Special Judge for CBI Cases, Chennai.
The investigation is continuing.
CBI Press Release- New Delhi, 26.08.2014